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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Aga Khan University
Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU, http://www.aku.edu) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents. An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org), AKU provides higher education in multiple health science and social science disciplines, carries out research pertinent primarily to low- and middle-income countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500 students and 14,000 staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As a leading international institution dedicated to excellence and change, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.
The role exists to provide public health expertise and general support to the CoEWCH and its work, to ensure smooth planning and coordination of CoEWCH activities including project management and implementation, budgets, defining work plans with deliverable goals and other related project work in conjunction with team members and partners. Proper coordination of the work-streams will contribute to furthering knowledge for those who the CoEWCH serves. The position holder will report to the Director of the CoEWCH and the position is based in the Aga Khan University, Nairobi but will involve travel to study sites counties in Kenya mainly in the coast region.
- Management, administration support and other identified work as agreed with the Director
- Support to some ongoing projects within CoEWCH:
- A Perinatal Mental health intervention development (INSPIRE study)
- Providing technical assistance to the coastal counties in Kenya on Adolescent SRHR strategy and implementation development together with the WHO
- Assisting the development of an adolescent pregnancy strategy for a county
- Supporting work with vulnerable adolescents and young people as part of a social football programme
- Must possess a Master’s degree in Public Health, Reproductive Health or related subject such as Social Sciences, Project Planning and Management, Community Health or Health Systems Management
- At least 2 years’ experience as a coordinator or similar role with research experience preferably in mixed methods in Reproductive, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health.
- Should be computer literate (MS Office applications)
- Should possess excellent organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
- The ideal candidate should be able to work within a multidisciplinary team and be proactive.
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